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Mindscape Podcast – with Sean Carroll and Liv Boeree

I recently joined theoretical physicist Sean Carroll on his new podcast "Mindscape", where we discussed everything from aliens to probabilities to existential risks. If you enjoy a good nerdout, you'll love this:     Some background on Sean: Sean Carroll is...

Learning Leader Podcast

Learning Leader Podcast

Check out this new podcast I recorded with Ryan Hawk on decision-making and peak performance.  We discuss rationality techniques, poker regrets, why the world is greyscale and a host of other fun stuff:

The “Why?” Game

I’ve long suspected the words “Why” and “How” might be the most powerful words in human language. They’re the words we use whenever we try to expand our understanding of the world around us, and unlike their other question-heading friends (who, what, where etc), Why?...

Virtual Reality and my blown mind

Virtual Reality and my blown mind

I got the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset a few months ago. As someone who grew up through the first iterations of the internet, mobile phones and so on, it's hard to really blow my mind with a new piece of consumer tech. Sure, things like VOIP and instant messenger...

No Man’s Sky and the Simulation Theory

No Man’s Sky and the Simulation Theory

 So, um, this now exists. Here, in 2016:  No Man's Sky, a video game that automatically generates unique planets, complete with their own unique terrain, native animals and culture. A game whose algorithm generates over 18 quintillion possible planets,...

Jaclynn Moskow & PNIA thoughts

I was extremely unsure which side to believe in all of this when it first came out a couple of days ago, and I've been following it closely as I had recently confirmed to play on the show next week in Vegas. I had never met nor knew anything about Jaclynn, but had met...

Accents

Accents

 Pokernews asked me recently if I can do any accents.It all got a little out of hand, and my apologies if I butchered yours...Video below.  

Spirograph!

Spirograph!

 Today, during my daily facebook clownabout, this pretty animated graph caught my eye:  As a friend pointed out, it was clearly a kid playing with a spirograph: .That aside, this animated spiral graph is a big deal. It shows the average global...

Mental Astronomy

Mental Astronomy

 When I was little and had something on my mind, my Dad would often tell me to "find some perspective". These were wise words, but it took a few good years of adult life to fully grasp the significance of his advice. Perspective is wonderful. Its literal...

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